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the quite remarkable book, april 1865 about lincoln's last days and inauguration is with us here. real quickly, jay, before the president comes out and the vice president, second inaugurations, what is special about them? >> it is special because it marks the continuing of a second term. of course we think of abraham lincoln's masterpiece second inaugural which inspired all americans of his day. i think really it's a day of humility. george washington put it best. he said after taking the oath of office my hand trembles but my heart does not. i think that pretty much sums it up. >> his was the shortest inaugural address, first ever, 135 words. lincoln's was only 700 words in 1865. a lot of people think it was the greatest speech a president ever delivered. >> it was the greatest speech a president ever delivered. the nation was in the throes of a civil war. lincoln was exhausted. before he gave the speech he spent time in the capitol signing bills. there was a lot to work to be done. >> with malice toward none and charity for all. obviously the civil war was about to end and he was ver
this movie on lincoln, the recent movie on lincoln and the lesson of that movie, i think was, when hard things get done, they get done because a president decided he was going to do what was necessary to get them done and that means you have to realistically look at the world you live in and the washington you have been given by the american voters to work with. >> chris: let's talk about some of the specific items that will be on your agenda. what do you think of the new house republican plan to pass a short-term extension of the debt limit until april and in the meantime, insist that the senate pass a budget or all of you lose your pay. >> i think all of us losing our pay if we don't pass the budget is the right thing to do. i'm for sutzing spending, passing the budget is not quite enough, but at least it is a step in the right direction. if you went to your credit counselor and said, i can't pay my bills, he wouldn't say, we'll extend your limit, he'd say, what will you do to pay your bills in the future and a budget is a big step toward doing that. one of the frustrations i think of
for action and action now. >> reporter: for abraham lincoln the moment came at the end of his second inaugural address, an appeal to heal the nation split by four years of civil war. >> with malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right god gives us to see the light let us strive to finish the world we're in. to bind up the nation's wound. to care for him who may have born the battle and for the widow and his orphan. among oursve
with his hand on two bibles. one used by lincoln at his first inauguration and one used by dr. martin luther king, jr. >> preserve, protect and defend, the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> john roberts administered the holt and president obama and daughters stood by his side. >> for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do well and a growing number barely make it. >> the weather was chilly but michelle obama and president obama took time to walk some of the parade walk. >> and the ball is underway right now in washington, d.c. a live look at president obama and michelle obama having this dance. the festivities under way in the nation's capital. let's take a listen. [ music playing ] >> al green toon there. >> there are only two balls this year. the president and the first lady enjoying the dance. >> tens of thousands of people filled the national mall today to get a look at the inauguration ceremony. ktvu's ken pritchett is live in the nation's capital where he spoke with people who were thrilled to be a
-- i tweeted it out but president obama is gonna use the lincoln bible as he did four years ago and will use one of dr. martin luther king's bibles during the ceremony toda oh, really? >> the family was just thrilled he was gonna be doing this. so on this day that we honor martin luther king. >> again, you are looking at live pictures. even though they are not expecting as big a crowd there, we're still estimating about 800,000 people will be in the mall in washington, d.c. for this public inauguration of president obama in washington, d.c. >>> we just wanted to bring you all of that excitement live. we are minutes away from the festivities. >> all right. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> we're just moments away from nat
get into the right -- lincoln to get into had right spirit. ktvu will have coverage beginning sunday. ken pritchett will be in washington, d.c. look for live reports starting with mornings on 2. >>> general motors is in talks with facebook about paying for adds again. but officials caution the talks might not mean much. they dropped their advertising last year saying it didn't have much of an effect on sales. gm says it is not going to advertise in the super bowl because the rates are too high. >>> iphone users have a new way to make calls. use the facebook messenger app but it can only go to other iphone users with the app. the service is not available on android or blackberry. >>> american idol is back tonight and it has the makers promising a larger talent pool this season. the show branched out into smaller communities. and contestaments -- contestants can be nominated by friends. it premiers tonight at 8:00 p.m. right here on ktvu channel 2. >>> bakery is the latest business to honor its quarterback. thane unveiled -- they unveiled its new colin kaepernick cookies cookies and cu
and the inauguration is at will follow. >> president obama plans to use two bibles, one belonging to lincoln and the other belonging to martin luther king's bible. >> our inauguration coverage continues and tory campbell will be there and have live reports. >> after the inauguration the president and congress get back to work and top democrats predicted that law makers will pass some kind of gun control legislation. >> you will see a proposal with broad support for background checks. >> republicans are slamming the idea of another assault wep weapons ban. >> it wouldn't have helped newton and they don't work. >> a justice study cut the previous ban by cutting gun murderers by 6%. >>> maroon county is holding a second buy back tomorrow after collecting 827 guns on tuesday with no questions asked. tomorrow vouchers are going to be handed out and stations are open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. >>> someone opened fire near bell street and officers heard the shots and when they arrived they found a 20-year-old man shot multiply times in the leg. >>> investigators in oakland are looking for two peo
.6 million. the 19-foot crime fighting vehicle was actually a modified 1955 lincoln futura concept car. it was auctioned yesterday in scottsdale arizona. the bat mobile was used on the bat man television show from 1966 to 1968. the car comes equipped with bat phone, bat smoke. the buyer is reportedly a businessman from phoenix. >> actually showed up once at the auto show. >>> espn is reporting that the maloof family agreed to sell its 65% stake in the franchise to a seattle based group for $525 million. sources say the maloofs would retain a minority interest after the team's expected move to seattle as the super sonics. the deal still needs formal nba ratification and after that's done, sacramento still has a chance to counter that offer. >>> coming up, more coverage of the 49ers quest for a sixth super bowl title. >>> we will hear from the players including quarterback kaepernick after their huge win against the falcons, sports wrap is next. jack! what happened? me and jason came back with drinks and all 20 nuggets were gone. we got nugged. there was a nugging. this guy just came run
hand on two very special bibles. one bible belonged to abraham lincoln. president obama used it at his first inauguration. the ore belonged to dr. martin luther king jr. >> the greater hope is that the nation, particularly congress, derives inspiration from what my father and his ideals represented. >> president obama gets sworn in during a big ceremony on monday which is also martin luther king day this year. the real inaugural will be held on private on sunday, january 20th. ktvu will have live coverage of the inauguration on sunday. ken pritchett and tori campbell will be in the washington, d.c. >> finally open some time next month. the city's redevelopment agency is overseeing that project to convert a store front into a place where officers can do administrative work. the time table during today's board meeting. the police chief says police presence should help cut down on crime. >> whatever we can do to keep officers in the field. we don't want them to have to go back to the stations so what we'd like is once the officers leave the station the substation station is in the middle
two bibles. one that was owned and never used before. the other is by president lincoln and there will be many memories made tomorrow and he will make first and being the first african-american holding the office of president and largest attendance of any in washington history at the last inauguration. they are expecting less people to attend this time. >> always an exciting time when a president is inaugurated. tori campbell is live in washington d.c. time now is 8:59. you are watching "mornings on 2". qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq qqqqqqqqqqq >> good morning, actually i should say good afternoon since it's afternoon in washington, d.c. i understand that president obama has been working on that inaugural address that you talked about. scheduled to last 20 minutes. i don't know if he will stick to that time frame apparently he is going to acknowledge the differences in congress, that were in his first time, but also talk about the responsibility that both sides have to find common ground and move forward. the speech does need to be up lifting. second term speeches a
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